The Design and Implementation of a Prototype Geographic Information System Using a Novel Architecture Based on PS-Algol

Abdallah, Abdulhakim Ali (1990) The Design and Implementation of a Prototype Geographic Information System Using a Novel Architecture Based on PS-Algol. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis is concerned with the design and implementation of a novel architecture for a geographic information system based on the use of a new database language called PS-algol, in conjunction with a hybrid database structure. The main aspects discussed within the context of this thesis are:- i) the definition of a database; ii) the components and functions of a database management system; iii) the features of PS-algol; iv) the new system architecture; v) the use of operational management system; vi) data entry as carried out by the system; vii) the facility for the cartographic representation of features; viii) data retrieval and its potential use; and ix) the generation of hard-copy output The thesis also includes a review of existing geographical information systems against which the novelty of the new approach can be judged.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Geographic information science and geodesy, Computer science, Geological engineering
Date of Award: 1990
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1990-78037
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2020 12:09
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 12:09
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/78037

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